Monday, March 9, 2009

Spicy Tortellini Soup

Oh my, this soup makes me happy. It's so fast and the spice from the Colosimo's sausage is just perfect. Colosimo's is a local sausage maker who has come up with some sophomoric billboard ads that are pretty funny.

  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 to 3 links of Colosimo's or other Italian sausage (spicy if you like)
  • 1 lb frozen or fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1 bag washed baby spinach leaves or 1 box frozen spinach
  • dash of nutmeg and black
  • grated parmesan to top

Coursely chop spinach and set aside. Using a large pot, squeeze sausage to remove it from its skin, then brown, breaking it into small pieces (like browning hamburger). Add broth and heat to boiling. Add your pasta and continue to boil until tortellini is cooked. Add your nutmeg and pepper, then throw in spinach. Cook just 2 to 3 minutes more and serve with parmesan. You can turn this into a vegan dish by using vegetable broth, vegan ravioli or tortellini and non-dairy parmesan.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Made this soup today with fresh spinach from my sister's garden. Fantastic!